429 July 2007
Popular 40-meter Crewboat
The 40-meter crewboat Sarah Gold on sea trials. Photo by Paul Rudd/Strategic Marine
Strategic Marine’s Singapore branch is meeting a steady demand for its 40-meter crewboat. With a beam of 7.5 meters and a molded depth of 3.23 meters the aluminum vessels have a 2.3-meter operating draft. Three heavy duty rated Cummins engines provide propulsion power --- two KTA38 M3 wing engines each delivering 1350 at 1950 RPM and one KTA50 M2 centre engine delivering 1800 hp at 1900 RPM. This combination gives the vessels a total of 4,500 hp that drive the boats at up to 28 knots with a 25-knot cruising speed. Gears are Twin Disc 6690sc and 6848sc.
Capacities include 25,000 liters of water, 60,000 liters of fuel and up to 80 passengers. Accommodations are provided for ten crew and the vessels have a 90 square meter open deck capable of carrying two tonnes per square meter.
Typically the vessels have been fitted with two Cummins 6BT 5.9-powered 80 kW generators and a Cummins 4BT powered diesel over hydraulic 100 hp bow thruster.
The 40-meter crewboat Sarah Gold on sea trials. Photo by Paul Rudd/Strategic Ma
There are currently five of the 40-metre vessels on order or under construction with six already in service. Strategic’s hull number 152, which will be the seventh 40-meter boat completed, will deliver from the yard at the end of August 2007. This vessel and three more are for Borcos Shipping of Malaysia. Hull number 149 was delivered in December 2006 to Lewek Shipping of Singapore and is currently working in East Malaysia.
Strategic Marine’s Singaporean, Australian and Vietnam yards are also busy with orders for fifty 10-meter, forty 12-meter, fifty 16-meter, four 18-meter and four 20-meter patrol boats for an African nation. In 2006 they delivered three 31-meter crew boats to Qatar as well.
For more information and additional photos:
Strategic Marine (S) Pte. Ltd.
No. 4 Pioneer Sector 1
Phone: +65 6558 7877
Mobile: +65 9758 2954
Fax: +65 6558 7698
or Jamie Anderson
Cummins Sales and Service Singapore Pte. Ltd.,
8 Tanjong Penjuru,
Phone: +65 626 12405
Fax: +65 626 12405
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